The U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling that an Austrian state-owned railway cannot be sued in the U.S. for personal injuries abroad confirmed that there are limits to the reach of American courts, but that doesn’t mean that suits based on foreign disputes are dead in the water, experts say.
A lawyer for former Bryan Cave LLP counsel Harvey Newkirk on Tuesday attacked the credibility of the government’s star witness in a fraud trial stemming from a botched acquisition of Maxim magazine, portraying the cooperator as a con artist with an affinity for tall tales and fast cars.
A Texas state judge on Tuesday heard five hours of argument in Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s bid to bring an early end to felony securities fraud charges against him, but won't rule until after Paxton responds to a motion by prosecutors to amend the indictments.
House and Senate negotiators unveiled a five-year, $305 billion transportation funding bill Tuesday meant to improve the country’s highways, bridges, railroads and other surface transportation infrastructure.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. can’t kill a suit claiming it misrepresented the quality of loans in a $1.9 billion mortgage-backed securities trust, a New York appellate court ruled Tuesday, saying the bank had guaranteed information that later turned out to be inaccurate.
Puerto Rico said Tuesday that it has made a scheduled $355 million debt payment to bondholders to avoid another default, while the commonwealth's political leaders continued to plead with members of Congress to pass legislation that would permit the territory to restructure its debt through the U.S. court system.
Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Tuesday that she was appointing a team of lawyers from Washington, D.C.-based BuckleySandler LLP, led by a former Maryland attorney general, to investigate and prosecute crimes stemming from state employees’ improper use of email.